There was some sad news on the way to work. Another housefire in Brisbane, more lives lost. And then when I was driving to my Monday school, I passed a lot of areas where they have recently been burning off. It's a process every year of controlled burns to get rid of the dead leaves and undergrowth, to reduce the risk of fires. There was a lot of burned ground, trees slightly charred a few meters up their trunks.
There was some green up the top. And in the charred ground, amongst the black, green. Grass growing again, rebirth. New life.
I bought a new candle on the way home, and some matches. The ones I had were... shockingly old and hard to use. Plus, shiny new candle! Bit, fat, and white... just like me :)
Another interesting meditation. I find that as I reach the point where my mind is calm, my tinnitus starts getting really loud. Interesting... and I'm not sure what it means, if anything.
I still don't know who she is.
She hides in the shadows.
Fire burns, but allows growth. It is a living thing.